I remember when I was 9–10 years old, my gramma and grandpa would take my brother and I on walks near their condominium and she would have us bring a bag with us. The bag was to carry the treasures we found on our walk. I remember how excited we were for these walks. Sometimes we found pennies, other times it was rubber bands, and even once we found something my gramma said was not a treasure and we were to put it down. My gramma lived to be 100 years old, she was a wonderful woman and I miss her dearly, but what she taught me so many years ago I never forgot.
Every morning when I open my Bible I come with my bag, my heart wide open, ready for the treasures I am going to find that day. The word of God is like going on a treasure hunt, you never know what you are going to find, but there are jewels hidden everywhere. Today as I was praying Psalm 103 I found a treasure that suprised me. We know Psalm 103 is all about the benefits of God, healing, forgiveness, redemption, crowns, but the treasure I found today was new, at least new to me.
Psalm 103:5 says, “Who satisfies your years with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle 🦅.” I immediately remembered what Isaiah 40:31 says, “Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles 🦅, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.” My friends, if you have wondered what the wait is all about, it is waiting on the Lord to release to us the good things that will satisfy our years. Do you know what wears you out, things that are not good. People are exhausted from entertainment, excess, boredom, immorality, sin (which does violence to yourself); those who are waiting on the Lord are not tired, they are strong and are about to do exploits. Can I get a witness?
God is about to satisfy us with good things for years to come and we are going to get stronger not weaker; healthier not sicker; joyful not mourning. Shout for joy my friends, for our salvation is nearer than before, it’s about to get really really good!!!